Posted On: 01/25/21 8:26 PM

A week packed with high school basketball wound up on Saturday with some great performances. Here are a few from northeast Kansas who starred on Jan. 23:

Fred CriquiFredCriqui6'7" | CSt. Marys | 2022StateKS, junior, St Marys:

The 6-foot-7 Criqui went against Nemaha Central’s two excellent bigs, Mark and Kurtis BeckKurtisBeck6'4" | PFNemaha Central | 2022StateKS, and came out on top. The Bears, ranked #5 in 3A, were victorious 51-46, due in large part to Criqui’s 21 points.

Isaac Detweiler, sophomore, Axtell

One of the top sophomores in the area led his team to a 48-41 win over Blue Valley-Randolph. The 5-foot-9 Detweiler is building on an excellent freshman year when he averaged 10 points per game. He directs the offense, dishes the ball, and can score in bunches. Axtell is currently ranked #9 in 1A Div. 2, and it was Detweiler who led the way with 18 on Saturday.

Chris Dixon, senior, Junction City:

Unfortunately, the Blue Jays had to face Carroll, ranked #8 in 5A, without their dynamic guard Howard Demarlo JohnsonHowardDemarlo Johnson6'1" | SGJunction City | 2022StateKS. The 6-foot-4 Dixon did his best to take up the slack, hitting 10 shots, including three 3-pointers, to finish with 23. The Blue Jays didn’t have enough firepower, however, and lost

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